Dear Jehovah’s Witness

I love getting snail mail so I was pleasantly surprised to get home from work today and see a handwritten letter addressed to me. After a quick glimpse at the return address with no recognition, I wondered what baby shower, bridal shower, or engagement party invitation lay awaiting inside.  Turns out it was a little more important…

Unusual Punishment

One of the things that scares me most about having children is the discipline you have to instill in them if you want them to be healthy, tolerable, functioning humans. I don’t mean discipline as in “will I spank my child or not?”, because if I have a kid anything like I was, the answer will be…

A Confusing Faith

I’ve been struggling a bit with my faith lately. I’m not doubting God’s existence and I’m not wondering if I still consider myself a Christian, because the answers to both are yes and definitely yes. My struggle, or confusion rather, is dealing with The Bible. I’ve been listening to Christian songs, Bible verses, and sermons…

Gotta Have Faith

All I wanted was to be one of those kids who got two days to sleep in over the weekend instead of one. Growing up in a Christian family meant one thing to me as a child: I really only had one free day over the weekend, and that was Saturday. Sundays were filled with…

Liam’s Dedication

Today my nephew Liam will be dedicated at my sister’s Church in Northern Virginia. I am not able to make the trip there, but I wanted to share the letter that Charlotte and her husband have written to Liam for the occasion. It is such a beautiful expression of a mother and father’s love for…

Amendment One Passed, Now We Move On

Amendment One passed in North Carolina last night. It is both surprising and upsetting because it writes discrimination into our constitution, it doesn’t make me proud. I have my own thoughts and opinions about it, but it’s nothing that hasn’t been said before. I will leave the 10-page rants and persuasive speeches to the professionals. I…